The Chronicles of Narnia (Books 1-6) by C. S. Lewis – Take my advice and stop before Book 7. Book 7 was infuriating, but the rest was actually a rather tolerable and enjoyable fantasy book. (I just looked for a link and it turns out I apparently hadn’t blogged about that evil mind-exploding trash that is Book 7. Done and done.)
Beyond Belief: Strange, True Mysteries of the Unknown by Brad Steiger (1991). Example chapters: The Eerie Enigma of Ghost Ships, People Who Walk into the Past, Spooklights and Firedevils, The Terror of Spontaneous Human Combustion, and the rest (with equally appalling titles…if not more so). See my critique of the book in my seven part series.